Writing thank-you notes, farm sandwich, 10-minute workouts

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, January 3, 2019

new year

Open the door, though the wild winds blow,
Take the child in and make him cozy.
Take him in and hold him dear,
He is the wonderful glad New Year.

–Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–87)

Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Ready for Weird Science?

Weird Science! Seven Strange Science Facts
Let’s do something different, and mix sky-stuff with weird science! Ready? Here are seven strange science facts—about everything under the Sun from rainbows to our reflection in mirrors!


Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

“I was always tired, my whole body felt heavy, and my stomach… it actually looked huge,” she recalls. Then, she met a doctor who recommended something totally unexpected. Her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed.

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How Do You Lay Out Gardens?

How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-fresh lettuce to juicy tomatoes. In this video, we discuss the benefits different styles of garden beds. We’ll also demonstrate how to position your vegetables for a better harvest.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.

Vermont Farm Sandwich

Vermont Farm Sandwich

Are you brave enough?

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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Writing Thank-You Cards

How to Write a Thank-You Note
Why are thank-you notes important? How long does a thank-you note have to be? Here are the oft-forgotten fundamentals of writing a thank-you note.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 

10-Minute Winter Workouts

10-Minute Workouts That Deliver Health Benefits!
Take a break and try one of these 10-minute workouts at home. A growing body of research suggests that sneaking in one or several 10-minute bouts of exercise can deliver impressive health and fitness benefits.

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!